- Category : Chess Player
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 2
Anthony Saidy (born May 16, 1937) is an International Master of chess. He has played many times in the U.S. Chess Championship. He won the 1960 Canadian Open Chess Championship. He is the author of several chess books, including The Battle of Chess Ideas, and The World of Chess (with Norman Lessing). His most recent book, 1983, a Dialectical Novel, is a work of "what if" political fiction inspired by Saidy's four sojourns in the USSR, during which he was able to get to know Russians from all walks of life in both public and intimate settings. The work gained highly praise from Harrison Salisbury, Pulitzer Prize-winning Moscow correspondent of the New York Times. He is a retired medical doctor.
It was in Saidy's house near New York City that Bobby Fischer secluded himself prior to departing for Reykjavík to play in the World Chess Championship 1972.
Saidy is the son of author Fred Saidy.